If you or someone you love is experiencing difficulty coping with their anger, this useful and practical hook is the first place to turn to for help. With its clear, evenhanded approach, this hook will show you:
Why you handle anger the way you do, and how to change
How to manage anger in positive ways
When anger is a fitting response
How to handle frustration and resolve conflicts
How best to cope with stress, embarrassment, and shame
Like his other books, Anger: Taming the Beast is designed as a series of lessons with recommended activities at the end of each chapter. As you work through the book, you follow the case histories of four people who illustrate the principles and techniques being taught. The first two are a man and woman with explosive tempers. The second two are a man and a woman who find it difficult to express anger. By using these four individuals, Mr. Peurifoy is able to explore aspects of anger that are often omitted from other books on this subject.
What people are saying about Anger: Taming the beast:
Anger: Taming The Beast by marriage and family therapist Reneau Z. Peurifoy, is a step-by-step approach specifically designed for people troubled by a tendency for explosive anger, as well as those who find even the legitimate expression of anger difficult. Anger: Taming The Beast is straightforward, “user friendly”, do-it-yourself program that anyone can undertake in order to become master of their emotions, rather than at the mercy of them. Individual chapters focus on learning new ways to resolve conflicts, handling the frustrations and anxieties of parenting, the nature and origins of anger, assertiveness, stress management, and much more. Anger: Taming The Beast is a strongly recommended title for anyone seeking to manage their emotions in a more positive, fitting, situationally appropriate manner.
Midwest Book Review – Reviewer’s Choice
DON’T LET ANGER CONTROL YOU! If you or someone you love is experiencing difficulty coping with their anger, this useful and practical book is the first place to turn to for help. With its clear, evenhanded approach, this book will show you o Why you handle anger the way you do, and how to change o How to manage anger in positive ways o When anger is a fitting response o How to express anger appropriately and effectively o How to handle frustration and resolve conflicts o How best to cope with stress, embarrassment, and shame Whether you have an explosive temper or are brooding over suppressed anger, the questionnaires, step-by-step exercises, and strategies outlined in Anger: Taming the Beast will teach you how to change the way you experience and express anger. You will learn how to speak up strongly and effectively, set limits and say no to unreasonable demands, and relate your feelings to others without losing your cool.
Shelfari Book Review
Just what I’ve come to expect from Reneau, another high quality, practical book that will benefit anyone who reads it.Rex Briggs, MSW Author of Transforming Anxiety, Transcending Shame
I found chapters 10 and 11 very pertinent for resolving several recent situations in which I found myself involved with.
Bruce L. Rollman, M.D., M.P.H. Assistant Professor of Medicine, Psychiatry & Health Administration
This book provides an understanding of anger, its causes and its consequences. Guidelines for acting on anger in a calm, assertive and appropriate manner are provided. Valuable information is presented, not only for those who deal with explosive or suppressed anger, but also for those of us, who consider that we address anger appropriately. New ways of thinking about the causes of anger, and of responding to anger are presented in a clear and easy to follow format. The strategies and techniques proposed are easy to understand, easy to implement, and easy to remember.
Gabriel Meehan Director of Educational Services for Heald College, Sacramento
People don’t wake up one day and decide to be angry … the seeds begin as thought clusters early in life … as young as 3 or 4 years of age. The only way out of the beast that can devour you is reprogramming the negative thinking that fuels it. This is cognitive reconstruction and this book is brilliant with lots of exercises and suggestions. Change your mind change your life.
M. R. Estante Amazon.com reviewer
Looking for help in managing my anger I found this book in the Library and found it to be so useful that I wanted to keep it permanently. Has lessons and techniques in recognizing and controlling anger, but, more importantly terrific insights in how we view and interact with others and how to live with life’s reality not our childlike wishes. A very practical and insightful book that is helping me, at age 57, to grow up.